Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Brownie Buttons


It was a long weekend here and Shyama was home for four days which was a delight.
And in these four days we had party four evenings well I have to say I can't stand anymore special food, after eating so much for days.
And hubby is on a week of holiday so I am sure we will be opening up bottle of wine here at home or in the evening go to my inlaws place and then MIL will say shoudn't we have a glass of wine and we will tell her sure and then won't stop after one glass.

Oh and I bought baking stuff online today morning which was absloutley a delight , but have to admit I love buying things from a shop than online, I like to feel and see the things I buy, but alas I coudn't resist the temptaion for buying online.
These cute looking Brownie Buttons are made from one of my favourite book Baking from My Home to yours from Dorie Greenspan. i love her book, everything which I have tried from this book have come out perfect and delicous just like these brownies.

Ingridients:
Grated zest of 1/2 Orange (optional)
1 tsp sugar (optional)
1/4 cuo plus 2 tablespoon all purpose flour.
Pinch of salt
1/ stick ( 4 tbsp) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
2 1/2 ounces bitterswet chocolate, coarsley chopped
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
For the Glaze ( optional)
2 ounce of white chocolate , finley chopped

Getting ready.
Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F.
Lightly butter two miniature pans each with a dozen cups, and place them on a baking sheet.
If you are using the orange zest, combine the zest and sugar in a small bowl, rubbing them inbetween your finger tipsto blend, set aside.
Whisk together the flour and salt.

Melt the butter , chocolate and brown sugar in a medium pan over low heat, stirring frequently with a heat proof spatuala and keeping an eye on the pan si nothing over heats or burns. When the mixture us smooth remove fro the heat and cool for a minute or two.

Stir the vanilla, egg and the zest , if you are using it, into the chocolate mixture,
When the mixture is well blened, add the flour and stir only untill it is incotporated. You should have a smooth glossy batter.
Spoon thte batter into the cups, to fill each cup three quaters full.
Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or untill the tops of the buttons spring back when touched.
Transfer the pans to racks to cool for 3 minutes before carfully removing them.
Cool to room temperature on the racks.
To make the optional glaze:
Melt the chocolate in a smal heat proof bowl set over a saucepan with simmering water.
Stir constantly and don't leave the chocolate even for a minute - white chocolate scorch easly? As soon as the chocolate is smooth remove from the heat.
One by one, dip the tops of the buttons into the chocolate, twriling the buttons so that you get a swril at the center of each one.
Refrigerate the buttons for 15 minutes to set the glaze.

I will be busy till 11 th, so will come and visit your delicous blogs after that or inbetween when I get time.

40 comments:

shifa firoz said...

finlaaa.... plzz send those to me!!! yummmeee yumm!!!

An Open Book said...

the name itself sounds pretty darn awesome

Suparna said...

hi HC,
Great to know u r enjoying the time with ur family :)
I too resist buying online but have done it on rare occassions :)
I totally agree with u on buying from shops to online.
The brownie buttons look admirable!

Wishing u and ur family a beautiful Diwali!
May the wellness, happiness and prosperity remain all year long!
TC






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Finla,

They look cute and yumm dear...Check out the event in my blog...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Soma said...

If you have used orange and chocolate I have to say I love you:-) and these delights! nice pictures Finla.

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

First return home after vacation, hein? It looks like S' parents are having more parties than the youngster :-) Happy Diwali to all of you! Hugs

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks very cute, have a nice time.

Gloria said...

What really lovely brownies buttons! look absolutely delicious and tempting! gloria

Gloria said...

What really lovely brownies buttons! look absolutely delicious and tempting! gloria

indosungod said...

They sure are cute as buttons :) HC. I want to give them a try. Let's see.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy Diwali! Those look so cute...

Cham said...

Orange and choco are great combo for baking. So S. was for four days, u must been happy mom!

Shalet said...

Hi, It is a nice looking button! Just wanted to know the online shop where you bought baking stuff! And also, can you publish a post with photos on : how to zet a lemon or orange?
Maybe I am a newbie in zesting, i just cant do it right...........

Priya said...

Wowww absolutely delicious, damn pretty too..

Nithya said...

Oh they look so cute and yummy :) love those muffin liners :)

Sarah Naveen said...

nice click...looks so cute and delicious.

Happy Cook said...

Shallet I have posted a link on your FB of the shop.

kothiyavunu.com said...

wow!! lovely & delicious brownies buttons!!Nice clicks too

Gulmohar said...

OMG...that looks way too tempting...
Happy Deepawali to you and your family!iti

Hasna said...

've been ur 'macarons' fan.... nw ths s awesome...!!

http://hasnasdelights.blogspot.com/

Kalyani said...

wow looks very tempting ........

Uma said...

looks super yummy!!

KalpanaKrish said...

... loveeeee it .. now i need some Happy Diwali to all of you.

Rachana said...

I love orange and chocolate combination and these brownie buttons look really cute.

I wish you and your family a happy and prosperous Diwali.

Akila said...

very lovely dear....

myfrenchkitchen said...

These polka dot brownie cupcakes are so cute and to top it off, they sound so delicious!
Ronelle

Cynthia said...

Like the playful presentation.

Torviewtoronto said...

looks beautiful delicious
check out the event in my site
regards

Angie's Recipes said...

These sound super! I like the mini version of brownies...

Juliana said...

Oh! What a nice treat...would love a dozen of this little buttons :-)

sra said...

They're so cute, I can't decide whether I like the brownies more or those paper cups more!

Jamie said...

Ah busy, yes, that I understand. Four nights of parties is a different story! Poor you (not!). But I have been baking brownies as you know and have been looking for a brownie button (or brownie bite) recipe and didn't know I had it in my DG cookbook. Well, glad I stopped by cause they look wonderful!

Divya Vikram said...

Brownies look so appealing. Hope you enjoy the festive season!

Anna Johnston said...

Mmmm, you had me at Brownie Buttons, cute name that's for sure.

crustabakes said...

These look adorable!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks very pretty,yummy brownie buttons :)

Sophie said...

Your glazed brownie bites are like petits fours,..They look truly appetizing,...

Now, I would like to savour at least 4!!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Sounds sooo cute.. must have been Yummm

n33ma said...

cute as a button :)

Ananda said...

awee they look so cute the love the cupcake tins!